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News Topic research was found in 84 news releases in the year 2015.

December 2015

  • UTA bioengineering chair wins $1.24 million Navy grant to show how shockwaves injure brains of soldiers in battle
    Brain health

    Wednesday, December 23, 2015

    News Topics: engineering, research

    Bioengineering Chair Michael Cho has won a $1.24 million Navy grant to determine how shockwaves injure the brains of soldiers in battle.

  • UTA physicists offer hope for macular degeneration sufferers
    Laser gene therapy

    Wednesday, December 23, 2015

    News Topics: biology, faculty, genetics, global, labs, medicine, physics, research, science

    UTA physicists have devised a gene therapy delivery platform that offers new hope for patients with photo degenerative diseases like macular degeneration.

  • UTA physicists are analyzing space weather effects in the polar regions to improve the accuracy of satellite-tracking systems
    Space physics

    Tuesday, December 15, 2015

    News Topics: innovation, research, science, weather

    UTA physicists are analyzing space weather effects to help improve the accuracy of satellite tracking systems. Current tracking models can yield an error of up to 30 percent during geomagnetic storms.

  • Armstrong, Dasgupta named to Analytical Scientist Power List 2015
    Recognition of Excellence

    Wednesday, December 9, 2015

    News Topics: awards, research, science

    UTA professors Daniel W. Armstrong and Purnendu “Sandy” Dasgupta are ranked among the Top 100 most influential people in the world of analytical science by the monthly journal The Analytical Scientist.

  • New federal grant could build techniques that free big data analysis systems of bugs
    Testing big data

    Friday, December 4, 2015

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, research

    A National Institute of Standards and Technology grant will help software engineers design a system to check big data analysis systems for bugs. Jeff Lei, a professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, will lead the research effort.

  • UTA research could help transportation agencies determine best toll price
    Managed lane efficiency

    Thursday, December 3, 2015

    News Topics: economics, engineering, innovation, research, sustainability, transportation

    A North Central Texas Council of Governments project led by a UTA multidisciplinary team will investigate which toll price point can move regional traffic most efficiently on managed lanes.

  • UTA research that predicts lake levels, moves water could yield better information for water providers
    Saving energy

    Thursday, December 3, 2015

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, environment, innovation, research, sustainability

    A UTA civil engineer is working with North Texas' large water providers to build a tool that will allow them to make better decisions for their customers. D.J. Seo's team is using hindcasting to analyze decades of past data for better conclusions.

  • UTA civil engineers using high-tech tools to evaluate sustainable structural life of Arlington sewer pipelines
    Sustainable infrastructure

    Tuesday, December 1, 2015

    News Topics: engineering, research, robotics, sustainability

    The civil engineering department chair, Ali Abolmaali, is leading a UTA/city of Arlington team that will use robots and sonar to evaluate 47 miles of large-diameter sewer pipe to prioritize which pipes need fixing first.

November 2015

  • UTA researcher to build internal nanotechnology device to simplify blood sugar testing
    Medical technologies

    Monday, November 30, 2015

    News Topics: biology, engineering, health and fitness, medicine, research, science

    A UTA engineer is developing a novel medical device that employs nanotechnology and optical scanning to make glucose readings for diabetics less painful.

  • UTA engineer to build device to capture lost heat energy
    Finding energy

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    News Topics: energy, engineering, research

    A UTA assistant professor will help build a microdevice that captures lost energy in things like automobiles, buildings and other devices. The research is funded through a highly competitive National Science Foundation EAGER grant.

  • American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics honors Frank Lewis with 2016 Intelligent Systems Award
    Autonomous systems

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    News Topics: awards, energy, engineering, innovation, research, robotics, science

    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will honor electrical engineering professor Frank Lewis in January with the society’s 2016 Intelligent Systems Award for his work to increase the capabilities of autonomous aircraft systems.

  • UTA landscape architect creating sustainable plant installations through ‘polycultures’ of plants that work together
    Ecological environment

    Monday, November 16, 2015

    News Topics: architecture, research, sustainability

    Landscape architecture associate professor David Hopman is testing his "polyculture" research on a swath of land here at UTA and on land at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas in Fort Worth.

  • UTA names immunology expert and entrepreneur Jon Weidanz associate vice president for research
    Focus on Health Sciences

    Monday, November 16, 2015

    News Topics: biology, education, faculty, labs, medicine, research

    Immunology expert and serial entrepreneur Jon Weidanz has been named associate vice president for research and professor of biology. Weidanz brings more than 20 years of experience in biotechnology research with an emphasis on immunology, immunotherapy and immunodiagnostic product development.

  • UTA ranks tops in Texas, No. 16 in the U.S. among 2016 ‘Best for Vets’ schools
    Best for Vets

    Monday, November 9, 2015

    News Topics: admissions, alumni, biology, business, history, nursing, research, science, social work, student life, students

    Military Times says UTA is the best four-year college in Texas for military veterans and ranks the University in the top 20 U.S. institutions serving veterans who are seeking college degrees.

  • UTA physicists use beams of antimatter to investigate the characteristics of advanced materials
    Positron beam

    Monday, November 9, 2015

    News Topics: energy, physics, research

    Researchers at UTA are using beams of antimatter to analyze the properties of advanced materials for future electronics applications such as ultra compact high-speed computers and ultra small high-powered batteries.

  • UTA School of Social Work ranked among nation’s best for graduate study
    Social Work ranking

    Monday, November 2, 2015

    News Topics: alumni, faculty, research, social work, staff, students

    UTA School of Social Work ranked No. 10 among Top 25 social work schools based on student ratings and reviews, Graduate said.

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June 2015

  • UT Arlington team develops new storage cell for solar energy storage, nighttime conversion
    Environmental impact

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015

    News Topics: chemistry, energy, engineering, research, sustainability

    A UT Arlington team has published a study about an innovative solar cell system in the American Chemical Society's journal ACS Catalysis. The technology allows large-scale solar energy storage even at night.

  • New study of Barnett Shale area well water finds elevated levels of metals, other chemicals in water samples
    Environmental impact

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    News Topics: chemistry, geology, research, science

    A new study of water well samples taken near oil and natural gas drilling sites shows elevated levels of 10 metals and 19 chemicals compounds associated with hydraulic fracturing.

  • UT Arlington researcher receives U.S. Army grant to explore knowledge hoarding in the workplace
    Knowledge hoarding

    Friday, June 12, 2015

    News Topics: communications, research

    Chunke Su, a UT Arlington associate professor of communication, will use a U.S. Army grant to examine when and why workers hide key information from colleagues on the job.

  • UT Arlington researchers use giant foam blocks to keep approach slabs of bridges from settling
    Battling settling soils

    Thursday, June 11, 2015

    News Topics: engineering, environment, geology, research, sustainability, transportation

    A UT Arlington civil engineer is using foam blocks to shore up shoddy soil underneath highways. The blocks help alleviate soil compression that can lead to damaged roads.

  • Burmese python study could bring better understanding into how vertebrates control organ growth and function
    Extreme physiology

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    News Topics: biology, research

    New research led by biologist Todd Castoe could bring better understanding into how vertebrates control organ growth and function.

  • UT Arlington researcher helps better identify toys, household items important in an infant’s motor skill development
    Infant development

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    News Topics: nursing, research

    New research by Priscila Caçola, assistant professor of kinesiology, is helping parents and pediatricians better predict what household affordances will help babies develop their motor skills.

  • Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability to offer vital landfill training globally
    Environmental impact

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    News Topics: engineering, research, science, sustainability

    UT Arlington engineering researchers are starting the Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability that will train and lend expertise to countries around the world.

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March 2015

  • Electrical engineer to build more efficient integrated circuits for better hearing aids
    Hearing help

    Monday, March 30, 2015

    News Topics: engineering, research

    An electrical engineering associate professor will develop advanced integrated circuits that allow for better hearing aids.

  • NSF grant will support research of the Rocky Mountains, expose minority teens to earth and environmental sciences at UT Arlington
    Researching the Rockies

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    News Topics: awards, environment, faculty, research, science, weather

    Majie Fan, UT Arlington assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, will use a National Science Foundation grant to research the Rocky Mountains and to expose underrepresented youth to the geosciences.

  • Anxiety, chronic pain among problems that adult cancer survivors experience years after treatment, new study finds
    Cancer survivors

    Friday, March 6, 2015

    News Topics: faculty, research, social work

    Anxiety, lack of sexual function and chronic pain are among problems that adult cancer survivors experience years after going into remission, says Gail Adorno, assistant professor in the UTA School of Social Work.

  • UK’s national center for humanities and social sciences research names UT Arlington cartography expert to prestigious fellowship
    Cartography history

    Monday, March 2, 2015

    News Topics: awards, faculty, global, history, humanities, research

    The United Kingdom's national center for humanities and social sciences research has named UT Arlington cartography expert Imre Demhardt to a prestigious fellowship.

February 2015

  • UT Arlington study shows employees become angry when receiving after-hours electronic correspondence
    Email anger

    Friday, February 27, 2015

    News Topics: business, faculty, research, social work

    A UT Arlington management study shows many employees become upset when receiving texts or emails after their workday ends.

  • UT Arlington researchers demonstrate optogenetic stimulation of the brain to control pain
    Controlling pain

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    News Topics: faculty, research, science

    New research led by Samarendra Mohanty, UTA assistant professor of physics, reveals how a small area of the brain can be optically stimulated to control pain.

  • UT Arlington bio-analytical chemist receives National Institutes of Health, UT System funding for protein research
    Identifying proteins

    Friday, February 13, 2015

    News Topics: awards, biology, chemistry, faculty, research, science

    UT Arlington bio-analytical chemist Saiful Chowdhury has received funding from the NIH and UT System to advance protein research. His work, involving mass spectrometry, is also discussed in the journal Analytical Chemistry.

  • New equipment funded through Army Research Office will stimulate nanoscale-related research and manufacturing
    Micro-optics assembly

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015

    News Topics: engineering, research

    New equipment purchased for the University will yield better nanoscale-related research and manufacturing.

  • UT Arlington anthropologist awarded prestigious Leakey Foundation grant to research early humans in South Africa
    Digging for evidence

    Sunday, February 1, 2015

    News Topics: faculty, research

    Naomi Cleghorn, a UT Arlington anthropologist, will use a Leakey Foundation grant to research early human evolution in South Africa.

January 2015